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On Jewish Pitchers – And Some Departed Heroes

5 Sivan 5771 – June 7, 2011
Jason Marquis became the first Jewish pitcher in 31 years to collect 100 career victories. Pitching for the Washington Nationals this year, Marquis (pronounced Mar-kee) earned his first big-league win ten years ago by beating the Mets at Shea Stadium while pitching for the Atlanta Braves. Jason, who'll turn 33 on August 2, has also pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.

Baseball Shakes Off Its Winter Slumber

3 Adar II 5771 – March 9, 2011
Baseball is back. And for the first time, half the 30 major league clubs are holding spring training in the Phoenix area.

A Mighty Fine Feller

7 Shevat 5771 – January 12, 2011
Bob Feller was stubborn and opinionated - and, I must admit, I didn't care for him too much at our first meeting over 30 years ago.

Hammerin’ Hank’s 100th

1 Tevet 5771 – December 8, 2010
January 1 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hank Greenberg. And Greenberg's 25th yahrzeit will be marked next August.

Hammerin’ Hank’s 100th

January 1 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hank Greenberg. And Greenberg's 25th yahrzeit will be marked next August.

Farewell To Four Baseball Legends

1 Elul 5770 – August 11, 2010
Ernie Harwell, Bob Sheppard, George Steinbrenner, Ralph Houk - four legendary men long associated with baseball, all of whom died during this baseball season.

Non-Perfect Perfect Game

27 Sivan 5770 – June 9, 2010
It's been all over the news. You had to be in solitary confinement not to hear about umpire Jim Joyce's blown call at first base that should have ended the perfect game by Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga against the Cleveland Indians in Detroit.

By The Numbers

28 Iyyar 5770 – May 12, 2010
While we're counting the Omer we'll also be counting Alex Rodriguez's homers. When the Yankees third baseman hits his 17th home run this season, it will be the 600th of his career. A-Rod, who'll be 35 in July, is a good bet to hit 800 career home runs - a number never yet reached by anyone - before he retires.

Postseason Picks

24 Nisan 5770 – April 8, 2010
A huge Mets fan from Brooklyn moved to my town (Oak Park, Michigan.) and settled in a few houses from me. Walking home from shul the other day, he took issue with my picking, in last month's column, the Mets to finish fourth in the National League East.

2010 Season Preview

25 Adar 5770 – March 11, 2010
As we clean for Pesach, several players will be cleaning out their lockers after being released by teams paring down their rosters for Opening Day.

Spring’s Almost Here

26 Shevat 5770 – February 10, 2010
With spring training almost upon us, our attention turns to Arizona (Cactus League) and Florida (Grapefruit League).

Spring’s Almost Here

With spring training almost upon us, our attention turns to Arizona (Cactus League) and Florida (Grapefruit League).

Fantasy Come True

22 Kislev 5770 – December 9, 2009
Seventy-eight degrees and sunny. That's what it was that Thursday afternoon in November when I arrived in Tampa, site of the Yankees Fantasy Camp. After checking into the Sheraton Suites where the campers were staying for the Monday through Saturday camp, I shuttled to George M. Steinbrenner Field (where the Yanks play during spring training and also the home of the Tampa Yankees, three levels below the major leagues), to join the camp in progress.

Another Season Goes Into The Books

24 Heshvan 5770 – November 11, 2009
Forget the results. The 2009 World Series featured the two best teams in baseball. In the old days, the Series always had the best team in the American League against the best team in the National League. But with the advent of two rounds of league playoffs, a good but not great team that has a hot week or two can find itself in the World Series.

Remembering The Moonwalk, Anticipating Kosher Fantasy Camp

22 Av 5769 – August 12, 2009
When Gaylord Perry made it to the major leagues with the San Francisco Giants in 1962, manager Alvin Dark told him that while he had the makings of being a good pitcher, he would be a terrible hitter. In fact, Dark told Perry that man would walk on the moon before Perry would ever hit a home run.

Lou Gehrig, The Brothers Pipp And Henry Ford

16 Tammuz 5769 – July 8, 2009
He died 44 years ago and even though he wasn't a Hall of Famer his name will always be linked to one of the greatest players of all time.

America’s Unorthodox Orthodox Jews: A Conversation With Professor Jeffrey Gurock

26 Iyyar 5769 – May 20, 2009
He put on tefillin every day. He was rarely absent from shul. He ate only kosher. But during the busy season in the garment industry, this Bronx Jew who grew up in the first half of the 20th century worked on Shabbat. Can such a person be considered an Orthodox Jew?

They Will Be Missed

17 Shevat 5769 – February 11, 2009
He was the oldest former major league ballplayer when he died last month at the age of 100. Bill Werber was a teammate of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth with the Yankees in 1930 and again three years later. He also played for the Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants before retiring in 1942 with a .271 career batting average. He outhit Hank Greenberg .370 to .357 in the 1940 World Series, leading the Reds over the Tigers in seven games.

Baseball, Finances, And A Senator Named Bunning

11 Tevet 5769 – January 7, 2009
Baseball fans know C. C. Sabathia signed a $161-million, seven-year contract with the Yankees. Not many fans know C. C. is short for Carsten Charles.

Remembering The ‘Yiddish Infielder’

13 Kislev 5769 – December 10, 2008
It was the 20th yahrzeit of Andy Cohen (no relation) recently, and he was remembered by some of the fans in my favorite shul.

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